Director, Appointed State Coaching Panel Representative
I have always had a special place for horses in my life since the age of 4yrs but did not actually have my on horses until I was 14yrs.
This is when I attended Marlborough Pony Club in New Zealand and also started my riding in eventing.
I accomplished all my certificates up to and including B cert and then did my A cert here in Perth when I came over for a holiday and here I am 42yrs later.
Once I settled here in Perth, I began coaching at Pony Club from the age of 19yrs and went and did my EA Level 1 and 2 also here in Perth.
I have had some great and challenging horses but cannot go past a horse called “Mytellic Myth”(Frank as he was fondly known as) I purchased him as a 3yr and trained and worked him, he competed in eventing up to what is called today 2* here in Perth and Wandin and Werribee in Victoria. He then went onto Show Jumping & World Cup Showjumping with great success here and many times in the Eastern States with Fiona John. He was a true gentleman standing only at 16hh but a big boy in statue being a Percheron x.
Another lovely horse was Scotty who got me jumping again from a 20yr break from jumping. He is a lovely 17.3hh warmblood. Went to medium in dressage.
I have had success and lots of ups and downs but one just keeps improving and learning all the time. There have been many memorable moments but finally in September 2015 watching the birth and arrival of my mares foal (filly called Freyja) has been wonderful and with all going well to know I will have the opportunity to bring her own in the future.
I love coaching at Pony Club to give back what I have learnt and to see the children grow and improve with their horses/ponies.
I have coached over many years and then had a break for a while where I raised 2 sons plus studied and worked as a Vet Nurse for 15 years.
I am now coaching at Gidgegannup Horse and Pony Club as Chief Coach and enjoy the challenges that come with that position.
I was asked to join the State Coaching Panel in 2019 where I have gained and learnt the skills required to further my coaching with coaches as well as assist with decisions put forward to the SCP.
I am a NCAS Pony Club Level 1 coach. An examiner for C, C* & K certificates. A coach Educator and examiner for Preliminary and Level 1 coaches.
My advice to Pony Clubbers is always keep STRIVING for improvement and knowledge and remember to have FUN and stay SAFE.